20-2744
Rev. C
29-Dec-2020
Inquiry Submittal Form
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Before Submitting an Inquiry
1. Search Published Interpretations - has your question been answered before? Search the ASME Interpretation Database here by clicking on Search Interpretation or using our Quick Search:
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2. Consultation - Consider contacting a subject matter expert. There are many organizations that can be contacted for advice on the topic such as Authorized Inspection Agencies, Notified Bodies and engineering consulting firms.
3. Consulting Policy - ASME will only issue interpretations of official ASME codes or standards. Translation, derivative works, or products not created in their entirety by ASME will not be addressed. ASME interpretations apply only to official ASME codes or standards. The scope of an inquiry must be limited to particular requirement in the Standard or Code Case. ASME does not "approve," "certify," "rate," or "endorse" any item, construction, proprietary device, or activity. Additionally, the committees cannot consider consulting type questions such as the following:

1) a review of calculations, design drawings, welding qualifications, or descriptions of equipment or parts to determine compliance with the Code or Standard requirements;

2) a request for assistance in performing any Code-prescribed functions related to, but not limited to, material selection, designs, calculations, fabrication, inspection, testing, or installation;

3) a request seeking the rationale for a requirement in the Standard since these are based upon consideration of technical data and the experience and expertise of the individual committee members.

4) a request seeking confirmation where the committee believes the existing words and intent are clear and explicit.

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4. Inquiry Format - Please note that ASME has a required format for inquiries. You can review sample inquiry submittals here: Sample Inquiry Submittals
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5. Explanation of the process - Inquiries are processed as follows:

1) Questions & replies for inquiry submittals that meet the requirements for submittal are processed by the associated committee.

2) Inquiries are reviewed by the committee and proceed to a series of ballots.

3) Once approved, the interpretation is issued.

4) Depending on committee workload and meeting schedule, the evaluation, approval and issuance of an interpretation may take in excess of 6 months.

5) Whether or not an interpretation is issued, ASME will respond to your request when the action is complete. Inquirers can check the status of their inquiry by contacting ASME Staff.

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***If your inquiry does not meet the requirements for submittal as stated above, it may not be accepted by the committee for review.
For all matters other than requests for interpretation, please go to www.asme.org

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1. Inquirer Information        Sample Inquiry Submittals
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Inquiry(ies):*
Please provide a condensed and precise question, omitting superfluous background information and composed in such a way that a 'yes' or a 'no' reply is acceptable. Please cite the specific paragraph number in your questions(s). Question may be subject to modification for clarification.

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Proposed Reply(ies):
Replies should be in the form of a Yes or No answer with explanation as needed. If entering replies to more than one question, please be sure to number your questions and replies.

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Background Info:
Please provide the committee with any background information that will assist the committee in understanding the inquiry.

Note: When entering an equation, place the cursor where you would like to add the formulas. When typing your formulas, they will be displayed as codes but will populate and display correctly when you click on the preview box on the right. Also note, when entering hard returns, you may see the line starting with "< br >". Proceed in adding text and formulas as this is part of the coding. All coding will convert and be displayed correctly in the preview box to the right.

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Background File:
Please upload any background information including figures/diagrams that will assist the committee in understanding the inquiry. Only ONE file may be uploaded per submittal. If there are multiple diagrams, please create ONE file that contains all the diagrams. For Example, create a word document file that contains all diagrams and be sure to label the diagrams as noted.

Supported File Types are (.doc,.docx,.jpeg,.jpg,.pdf,.png,.tif,.tiff,.txt)

Note: If there are multiple questions in the inquiry or multiple diagrams related to a question, please be sure to associate the figures/diagrams in the attachment to its corresponding question number. Example: label the diagram "Question 1: Figure 1" if it corresponds to Question 1. If there are two figures pertaining to Question 1, label the second diagram "Question 1: Figure 2".